REUTERS Ukraine&#39;s state and government-guaranteed debt grew by 0.6% in the first three months of 2019, to US$78.78 billion in the U.S. dollar equivalent. The country&#39;s debt in the hryvnia equivalent shrank by 1%, to UAH 2.147 trillion, Ukraine&#39;s Finance Ministry said on its website. Read alsoUkraine due to repay US$15.66 bln on gross foreign debt in 2019 State debt in March 2019 alone rose by 0.7% in the dollar equivalent and by 1.6% in the hryvnia equivalent. UNIAN memo. Ukraine&#39;s state and government-guaranteed debt in 2018 rose by 2.6%, or US$2.02 billion, to US$78.32 billion in the equivalent. The debt in the hryvnia equivalent increased by 1.3%, or UAH 26.94 billion, to UAH 2.169 trillion last year. Ukraine&#39;s debt-to-GDP ratio decreased to 62.7% in 2018 from 71.8% in 2017.